Sunday, 27 November 2016

Sunday Post 27th November 2016

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer, it's a chance to post a recap on the past week, show the books we have received and share what we plan for the coming week. Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and the aim is to show our newest books and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops or downloaded on to their e-reader. As always you can click on any of the pictures to be taken to the Goodreads page for that book if you're interested in finding out more about it.

This turned out to be a pretty good week for me! I finally saw the Coca-Cola Christmas advert (the official start of Christmas). And Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was released. I hadn't had time to rewatch the original series but I remembered enough to thoroughly enjoy the revival. There were some things I would've liked to be different but overall I loved it and am desperately hoping for a season 2!

Last Week on the Blog:

Books We Got This Week:

Christmas Under the StarsFrozen CharlotteDeathcat Sally
Christmas Under the Stars by Karen Swan: I always love Karen Swan's Christmas books and with Christmas fast approaching this seemed like a good time to get her new book! 
Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell: This is the second Zoella Book Club pick and I have heard great things about it. I am not always great with horror but this one intrigues me.
Deathcat Sally by P.S. Brooks: I was sent this by the author (along with a lot of amazing extras including some artwork). I am really excited to read this. The concept intrigues me a lot and it just looks beautiful!

Reading Update:

Ann:
Girl Online Going Solo (Girl Online, #3)
Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg: 5 stars, I loved this book and I thought that it was incredible, if you want to find out more of what I thought of it you can go check out my review which was posted yesterday.

Clare:
FrictionThe Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Friction by Sandra Brown: 4 stars, The "who" of this is figured out pretty quickly and then the rest of the book is spent wondering why and trying to convince the police (who seem fairly inept) of what's going on. There were a lot of terribly frustrating side characters but I liked the main couple.
The Case of Beasts by Mark Salisbury: 4.5 stars, After loving the film last week this was a really great way to hang onto a bit of the magic! There were some great details and props in here and it's definitely one I will be re-reading!

Next Week on the Blog:

  • December Releases
  • Top Ten Holiday Gift Guide
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Top 5 Favourite Villains
  • Clare's November Wrap-Up and December TBR
  • Friday Reads
  • Ann's November Wrap-Up and December TBR

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading.

18 comments:

  1. For me its the Hersey Kiss commercial that starts the season.
    Love the Cover of Deathcat Sally!

    I hope you have a great week! Happy Reading!

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    1. I've never seen the Hershey Kiss commercial! Will have to youtube it!

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  2. Yeah it feels like Christmas now. :) I love some of the coca- Cola ads. Fantastic Beasts looks fun, I'm hoping to see the movie soon, and that companion books looks good as well.

    Deathcat Sally looks fun!

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    1. I've only got a couple of presents left to get! It's exciting! Fantastic Beasts was great - really hope you enjoy it!
      And I am very excited for Deathcat Sally!

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  3. It is really starting to feel like Christmas though I can't believe how fast the year has flown by. I'm so glad you posted about Girl Online, I've been really curious about Zoe's books. I watch her youtube channel fairly regularly. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am so excited for Christmas and I agree this year has gone so quickly! I love all of the Girl Online books they are incredible! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I watched Gilmore Girls, too, and also hope for another season! That ending...well, it just cries out for more.

    Loved Friction...and I'm curious about Girl Online: Going Solo.

    Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  5. I love seeing Christmas books. When I start seeing them, it puts me in a great moods. Hope you love all of your new books ladies.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I love Christmas reading! I am going to have to sort out all my Christmas books and start reading them soon!

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  6. Enjoy your books, and have a great week!
    Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog

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    1. Thank you! Hope you have a great week too!

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  7. I finished THe Chemist this past week, so must check out the review.

    I also received the Karen Swan book though it's not usually the sort of book I read.... perhaps I'll give it a try.

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    1. Hope you enjoyed The Chemist! I really like Karen Swan's books! She has written non-Christmas books but for me her Christmas books are a tradition each year!

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  8. I think I'll have to get that Fantastic Beasts book. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. It really was great! I am getting ALL the Fantastic Beasts books it feels like! I have more coming next week because I have no self control. None. And I loved the film.

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  9. You had an awesome week!

    I am DESPERATELY hoping they do a season 2 of the Gilmore Girls revival because I just... I loved the revival episodes, but I feel sort of cheated in some ways too you know? Please, producers, pleeeeeeease...bring me more episodes!

    Here's hoping next week is just as great for you! Here's my Sunday Post, if you're interested in checking it out--no pressure or worries if you're not, though! Happy book-ing, and have a great week to come!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! I needed it more - more answers especially!

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